North Carolina plans for life after ‘uneconomical’ coal

North Carolina’s draft Clean Energy Plan was published last week, including the retirement of 4GW of coal and putting in place measures to drive renewable energy and EV adoption in the US state.

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Botswana, Cameroon issue tender, sign contracts for combined 125MW of PV capacity

The African countries of Botswana and Cameroon have taken steps to add a combined 125MW of installed PV capacity to their respective national grids.

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Q CELLS achieves 91% bankability score in latest BloombergNEF survey

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Q CELLS scored a 91% bankability rating in the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) latest Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019 report.

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AIIM, Nedbank to co-fund 40MW C&I pipeline in Southern Africa

Developer Sola Group partners with institutional duo to raise ZAR400m for PPA-backed pipeline, meant to bring down C&I costs by aggregating deals.

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LONGi Solar’s bankability ratings top 91% in latest BloombergNEF survey

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology, has achieved its highest ratings to date in the recently released Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019, report.

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IFC: Papua New Guinea becomes global off-grid solar hotspot

Distribution networks and awareness campaigns help spur US$259m-a-year market of off-grid PV lighting, making a leader of a country where only 13% enjoy grid access.

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Leclanché to build 35.6MW/44.2MWh solar-plus-storage plant on St. Kitts and Nevis

The Swiss battery firm claims that the project will be the largest solar-plus-storage facility in the Caribbean.

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Nigeria’s VP hails power of solar universities to decommission ‘hundreds of generators’

Federal universities in Nigeria have welcomed the commissioning of the first megawatt-scale solar hybrid project that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the grid and are expected to be rolled out at every such institution in the country.

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Bolsonaro clears Brazilian solar scheme at floating plant launch

President gives formal all-clear to auctioning of PV to power water transfer as he attends opening of 1MW first phase of separate floating project.

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Ground-mounted PV auction set to boost France’s capacity by 10%

Tender to bring France closer to its goal of growing PV capacity five-fold, from 9.1GW today to between 35.6GW and 44.5GW in 2028.

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India turns to dispatchable renewables to ease grid constraints

Government solar agency SECI launches 1.2GW tender pairing PV and wind with batteries and other technologies able to dispatch power at least six hours a day.

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